[Manchester—Saturday, 29 July 1876]

Saturday. Drove to Gloucester to carry E.S.P. home. She is to speak to the Sailors and reformed inebriates tomorrow and is most anxious I should remain with her over Sunday. This I should surely do if dear J. did not so seriously object, for the sick and lonely condition of the poor dear soul makes a sorrowful impression upon me. We drove away from her again leaving her solitary with the dying sunset and the washing of the sea. Her small house which was built and furnished for less than one thousand dollars cannot be called very substantial, though it stands on a rock. It stands on stilts however and the winds must blow up under it as well as down upon it. We did not think very seriously of these things as we left her in the warm moonlight to take our delightful drive home to Manchester.


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